'Saber' Soldiers conduct 10-mile run as tribute to 9/11 anniversary
September 16, 2011
CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq -- On September 11, 2011 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, took to the streets of Contingency Operating Base Delta, Iraq to pay a unique tribute to the nearly 3000 men, women and children that tragically lost their lives 10 years ago in the terrorist attacks on the United States.
Col. Douglas C. Crissman, the 3rd Advice and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division commander, and the GREYWOLF Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie R. Kelly flew from Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq to join the 'Saber' squadron in a 10-mile run around COB Delta.
The run started at 5:30 in the morning and did not end until the last Soldier finished the event in order to pose for a group picture consisting of over 150 Soldiers and civilians stationed at COB Delta.
There were several awards and plaques handed out to the top runners, from top runner in gender category, to age group category.